Health Promotion and Wellness

  • Naomi ParrellaEmail author
  • Kara Vormittag
Reference work entry


The evidence shows that health and well-being are affected and created by a combination of physical activity, nutrition, and rest. Family physicians can directly impact all of these components by educating and guiding patients regarding healthy lifestyle choices. With appropriate nutrition, physical activity, and rest, bodily function is optimized, and health and well-being of patients and communities are improved. In addition, tobacco cessation has been shown repeatedly to directly improve morbidity and mortality. While we know that health outcomes are also heavily affected by socio-demographic factors, this chapter is focused on patient lifestyle choices.


Physical Activity Waist Circumference Sedentary Behavior Motivational Interview Physical Activity Guideline 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Family and Preventive MedicineRosalind Franklin University of Medicine and ScienceNorth ChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Department of Family MedicineAdvocate Lutheran General HospitalPark RidgeUSA

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